THE DINOSAUR COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP

A Broome-based not for profit community organisation, the Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG), has been formed to “protect and promote the dinosaur tracks of the Dampier Peninsula and educate the public about their cultural and scientific significance”.

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The group’s vision is:

  • The Dinosaur Coast will become internationally renowned for its cultural heritage and its scientific and tourism values.
  • The DCMG will be recognised as a key stakeholder in the protection and promotion of the Dinosaur Coast.
DCMG is proud to be working with Yawuru and Goolarabooloo traditional owners and scientists such as Dr Steve Salisbury from The University of Queensland to ensure that their plans and activities are culturally sensitive and scientifically valid.

SUPPORT THE DINOSAUR COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP (DCMG)

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There are two ways that you can help DCMG achieve its goals:

1)  Take out a membership

It’s only $20 per year or $50 for three!

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APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OR TO BECOME A FRIEND OF DCMG

Objective of the Association

To protect and promote the dinosaur tracks of the Dampier Peninsula and to educate the public about their cultural and scientific significance.
1 YEAR - $20
3 YEARS - $50
FRIEND - $5 MINIMUM

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

  • MEMBERS are invited to field trips & meetings, get early invites to events and can vote at the AGM
  • FRIENDS receive a newsletter and get notified about events

To pay your membership fee, either use our handy PayPal button or, if you prefer, please make your payment to:

Dinosaur Coast Management Group Inc. Commonwealth Bank Broome

BSB: 066-505 Account Number: 10512115

Please note: At present DCMG does not have tax deductibility status. We are working on it!

Please identify your payment by your name and 1 year, 3 years or Friend eg: ‘Andy Smith 3 yrs’.

Your application will be considered at the next monthly Management Committee meeting, after which you will receive email confirmation of the outcome of your application.

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Donation Payment

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to DCMG, an organisation run by hard working volunteers who often have little time to spare, your donation would be greatly appreciated.  However, please note that your donation is not tax deductible.

YOUR COMMITMENT

By ticking the text box, you agree to support the objective of the Dinosaur Coast Management Group Inc.
You also agree to abide by the requirements of DCMG Code of Conduct (below) and understand that failure to do so may result in your expulsion from the association.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR DINOSAUR COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP MEMBERS

It is important that members of the Dinosaur Coast Management Group Inc. act ethically, responsibly and in the best interests of the association at all times. To ensure all members of the association are clear about what is expected of them, each member joining the association will be required to sign a Code of Conduct. In accordance with section 9 of the Constitution, failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in the expulsion of the member from the association.

Members agree to act ethically, responsibly and in the best interests of the association at all times and:

  • Observe all the rules of Dinosaur Coast Management Group including those specified in the Constitution, the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and any other requirements set by the Committee, or the membership at an AGM or SGM.
  • Support the vision, goals and values of the organisation, as specified in the Strategic Plan
  • Declare any potential or actual conflict of interest
  • Not act on or speak publicly about any matters relating to the Dinosaur Coast Management Group, including its plans or activities, without the consent of the Committee. Respect and keep confidential all internal matters of the association
  • Not use, disclose, make copies of or publish any intellectual property owned by the Dinosaur Coast Management Group or any of its members without the owner’s permission or for purposes not associated with the association
  • Represent the Dinosaur Coast Management Group in a positive way at all times
  • Follow any grievance and complaints procedures set down by the Committee to resolve any conflicts between members of the association
  • Not abuse, physically or verbally, any member of the Dinosaur Coast Management Group. Operate in a manner that is respectful, inclusive and collaborative
  • Report to the Committee any behaviour by a member of the Dinosaur Coast Management Group that is believed to be unethical, including:
  • Behaviour that is contrary to the policies or objectives of the association
  • Behaviour that violates any law, or is corrupt conduct or misconduct
  • Fraudulent behaviour or mismanagement of the association’s resources
  • Behaviour that is detrimental to the dinosaur footprints the association has been established to protect.
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Membership will give you the opportunity to take part in field trips and to work with the scientists when they are in Broome. It’s a great way to learn more about the Broome Dinosaur tracks!

2)  Make a donation and become a Friend of DCMG.

If you have a PayPal account, use our Donate Button.




Alternatively, our bank account details are:
Dinosaur Coast Management Group Inc. Commonwealth Bank Broome
BSB: 066-505 Account Number: 10512115
Please note: At present DCMG does not have tax deductibility status. We are working on it!

DCMG’s PATRON

DCMG has a very valuable supporter in their Patron, Dr Carmen Lawrence. Dr Lawrence last visited Broome in mid-2016 when she saw a number of dinosaur tracksites. She was impressed with the diversity of tracks and said she was pleased to see scientists, traditional owners and community members working together.

As scientist Dr Steve Salisbury said:

- Having Dr Lawrence as Patron is a significant coup for the DCMG and ongoing protection of the Dinosaur Coast. As former Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, Dr Lawrence has a wealth of knowledge about heritage protection, and it will be fantastic to have someone of her standing talking about the significance of the Dampier Peninsula’s dinosaur tracks in a range of public forums.

 Dr Lawrence on site in Broome with scientist Steve Salisbury, Traditional Owner Richard Hunter and a DCMG member © Damian Kelly
Dr Lawrence on site in Broome with scientist Steve Salisbury, Traditional Owner Richard Hunter and a DCMG member © Damian Kelly

Dr Lawrence‘s words:

- I look forward to working with the DCMG and Traditional Custodians to ensure that the fine balance between protection and visitation of dinosaur sites is achieved, and helping the National Heritage-listed Dinosaur Coast to become acknowledged as one of Australia’s key dinosaur areas.

In a major milestone for the DCMG, the results of Dr Salisbury’s team’s initial research on the dinosaur tracks of the Walmadany area (James Price Point) were published in early 2017. Media interest in the research and publication was intense. The DCMG anticipates a surge in interest in the tracks once the research findings become better known, both from Broome locals and tourists visiting the area.

HELP PROTECT THE TRACKSITES

  • Please be careful when launching your boat or parking your car on the beach – don’t crack the tracks! We want them to be there for future generations to enjoy and marvel at.
  • Another concern is that prints could be stolen or vandalised. If you see anyone acting suspiciously near a dinosaur track, please ring the Broome Police Station on 0891 940 200 and/or the Shire Ranger on 0407 382 079 and tell them what you have seen.

BECOME A DINOSAUR TRACKER

  • Link up with like-minded people through the DCMG Facebook page.
  • If you find what you think are ’new’ tracks or a ‘new’ tracksite, contact DCMG as soon as possible via email and let us know. We’ll make plans to make sure your find is checked out and, if necessary, documented and protected.
  • If you are not sure whether you have found a print, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page where it can be identified.
  • Remember to stay safe when you’re out dinosaur tracking!